Incident Summary:

02/24/2020: Assailants fired a rocket that landed and detonated near a home in Netivot, Southern, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of four projectile attacks in southern Israel on the same day. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation to continued Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip that followed retaliatory Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) attacks. A spokesperson for Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) stated that the group wanted to "affirm the bombardment for bombardment model."




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Residence
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Al-Quds Brigades Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"IDF strikes PIJ infrastructure, including underground storage complexes," Jerusalem Post, February 24, 2020.
"Gaza rocket fire continues after PIJ declares unilateral ceasefire. Israeli security official says Jerusalem 'skeptical' about announcement," The Jerusalem Post, February 25, 2020.
"Monday, Monday: 50+ Rockets Aimed at Israel by Gaza Terrorists," Jewish Press, February 24, 2020.